Emergency Housing/Shelters

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Housing & Housing Help

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Emergency Housing/Shelters

There are two Emergency Shelters available for those experiencing domestic violence who need a safe place to stay. Please note that Emergency Housing is an Emergency Shelter. Unfortunately, there are no ‘Emergency’ apartments available for those leaving domestic violence situations.

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

  • Crisis Line   
  • Emergency Shelter   
  • Counselling
  • Support & Referrals
  • Safety Planning

Serving: Those at risk of being abused
Region: Peterborough City & County, Haliburton
Phone: 1-800-461-7656
Text: 705-991-0110
Website: https://ywcapeterborough.org


Provides programs, support and advocacy for women and families who want to live free from violence, poverty and oppression as they build their desired futures.

Services: START Program, Crossroads Shelter, Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace (HERS), 24 Hour Crisis Line, family court support, programming, referrals and more.

Housing Help

These organizations offer housing assistance.

Community Counselling and Resource Centre

  • Housing Help
  • Counselling 

Serving: Adults and people with disabilities needing support
Region: Peterborough and area, Northumberland County (counselling only)
Phone: (705) 743-2272
Website: https://www.ccrc-ptbo.com/


CCRC offers counselling, support, and resources to assist with personal well-being and access to housing, related financial management and connection with community.

Services: Professional Counselling, Housing Resource Centre, Community Services Orders, Employee Assistance Program.

Elizabeth Fry Society

  • Housing Help
  • Counselling 
  • Court Support
  • Support & Referrals

Serving: Women who are before the courts, incarcerated, or at risk of criminalization
Region: Peterborough and Area
Phone: (705) 749-6809
Website: https://efryptbo.org/

EFry Peterborough

EFry advocates and provides services for women who have been criminalized or imprisoned, as well as those at risk of becoming criminalized.

Services: advocacy, justice services, community programs, peer programs, Housing programs, community outreach.

Murray McKinnon Foundation

  • Housing 

Serving: Female and female identifying youth under 18 who have been sex trafficked
Region: Peterborough (County of)
Phone: (905) 723-4677 (Head Office)
Website: https://murraymckinnon.ca/lavender-hill-healing-house/ 

The focus of the residence is to help keep survivors safe while they heal, providing and connecting them with programming and clinical supports to reduce the risk of re-exploitation.  Anyone can make a referral, and MMF will serve the most ‘entrenched’ youth in the province.

Peterborough Housing Corporation

  • Housing
  • Housing Help

Serving: Singles, Seniors and families
Region: Peterborough (County of)
Phone: (705) 742-0439
Toll Free: 1 (833) 824-4687
Website: https://ptbohousingcorp.ca/


Provides and maintains quality, affordable housing in a safe, healthy and secure environment.

Services: Community housing, Rent supplement programs, and Housing Partnerships

Social Services – City of Peterborough

  • Housing Help
  • Help for Parents & Children

Serving: All community members of the City and County of Peterborough
Region: Peterborough and Peterborough County
Phone: (705) 748-8830
Toll Free: 1 (855) 738-3755
After Hours Emergencies: (705) 926-0096
Website: https://www.peterborough.ca/en/city-services/social-services.aspx

Social Services – City of Peterborough

Offer various community services to community members to help people discover new ways to move forward.

Services: Children’s Services, Education/Employment/Resource Building supports, Housing and Shelter, Ontario Works, Emergency Assistance

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CCRC will be closed at 3 pm on June 28th and all day July 1st for the Canada Day Weekend

CCRC will be closed at 3 pm on Feb 16 and all day Monday February 19 for Family Day.